92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a fresh wine, packed with crisp acidity and flavors of bitter marmalade and lime . At the same time, there is a concentrated undertow that gives the wine both weight and potential. You can feel the botrytis in the texture, though it does not overwhelm the wine.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.